After almost 10 years of what numerous gamers proclaim has been the “greatest 3rd Person Shooter of all-time”, Sony has announced that the previous generations of the SOCOM servers will close on August 31, 2012.
Bye Socom, Some of the best memories i ever had with my ps2
What I do not get is why does Sony not just do an HD re-release of Socom 2 (which many socom loyalists say is the best) and just put the MP portion onto the PSN and see how that goes.
Thats exactly what I've been saying. Its a no brainer that a re-release of Socom 2 would top the charts on the Playstation Store. I would love for Sony Santi Monica, or maybe even Sucker Punch to try to make an authentic online Socom just release a bunch of maps from all the PS2 Socom games, then Sony could hire Bluepoint Studios (GoW1 & 2 remake) to remake all the campaigns from the PS2 Socoms. I loved all of the Socom games on PS2. Most of the people on my friends list I met back in the Socom 2/3 days :( @ TechGear, I think you're the dumbest thing I've ever heard of ! You damn Noob ! LMFAO
@Techgear: Nice try troll.....nice try.
@TechGear Not everybody is a slave to CoD, besides, with a brand new release every twelve months a HD remake would be a waste of time.
Why are they shutting servers down if Fans like it so much? I think games should be supported alot longer. I currently play Dota and CS which are both over 10 years old and still supported. I would be furious if i couldnt play those 2 games.
@Tech Gear This is where I'd use my "Reach through the computer screen and punch the troll in the face" Card.
TechGear.. so how are you doing on this lovely day? oh yeah? SERVED.
Because Sony is stupid. They'd rather focus on shooters no one plays online like Killzone and resistance
They really should do a Legacy Version of Socom and make it HD with all the maps from all the console Socom Titles (new and old) I am glad to see that Socom 4 and Confrontation are not on that list. I just finished playing a few rounds of both earlier this morning. Really surprised to see how may folks still play Confrontation (It took Slant 6 several patches, but the game plays great) and also it is nice to see alot of folks still playing Socom 4. Really sucks that Zipper had to bite it, but there was such a negative presence on their forums...all the real fans were playing the game while the whiners and negative folks posted Zipper out of existance. Sad really. :.(
Socom 2 in HD sounds like something I would buy again. I rarely pay for rehashed games just because they are in HD, but Socom 2 would definitely get my money.
What they need to do is to make all of the Socom boards out of the new Socom engine and put it out free as DLC to Socom4; that will appease most Socom players plus get more sales to the Socom game.
Because you know they will botch the job. all they would have to do is add HD texture packs and add in the Multi player element upgraded. kinda like the legend of zelda ocarina 64 HD update on emulators. its simple
Thinking about it, the announcement is coming oddly just before E3....so who knows. Sony obviously loves the HD collections to death, it is still possible.
@TechGear COD isn't even what it used to be either, its just rehash after rehash that the COD zombies eat up every year like dumb asses.
Old Socom,yes. New Socom, no. That's my argument, try to invalid.
Zipper should have done what activision did. Come out with a new game with the same gameplay with new maps every year. They would have made $$$millions!
If you look at that Playstation Blog Share program that never really took off, it's been in the top 15 since it first started. Such a large demand, and Sony for some just turns on the blinders. I don't get it. Such great childhood memories :(
please release socom hd collection or atleast socom 2 hd
Same here. Socom was my first foray into the online tactical shooter realm. I absolutely cannot believe that Sony isn't working to preserve the Socom brand with something other than the lame Socom 4. Just dish out a remastered Socom 2 with full online support, Sony. 99% of your Socom fans would jump for joy if you did this. It's not that hard to see.
Yep Socom and now Metal Gear Online 2 (ps3) getting shut down this summer. The best third person TACTICAL shooters. Such a pity. Now we're stuck with all these lame games like COD (and BF3 is a great game, but not like socom and mgo).
The online game that made me start gaming online. SOCOM and SOCOM 2 were the best. Great memories, incredible fun... This game is missed.
It really is a sad day... the game that started the Online Multiplayer for Shooters in Consoles :(
Sort of.. Quake 3 Arena was a hit on Dreamcast long before Socom was online.
I certainly wouldn't call it a hit... :/ It was fun and I knew a few people who played it a couple of times, but it wasn't a commercial hit. Great game though! The same goes for Unreal Tournament on Dreamcast/PS2.
No, not like SOCOM. When SOCOM 2 came out you could look at the numbers of people online. There were more people in SOCOM 2 than on all of Xbox Live. The numbers were ridiculous and that game ate the lives of numerous people. Nothing has ever equated to victory like winning Enowapi as a SEAL.
@ Forza...not you again, your comparing 2010/11 XBL #'s to copies sold of a ps2/xbox/PC game. He was clearly talking about the same timeframe back on the original xbox (not 360). You love those facts, but you didn't even read what he said: "When SOCOM 2 came out..." That was 9 years ago. Your comment is full of trollolololol. Come back with 2003 numbers for XBL then compare.
It was actually Unreal Tournament. People played that more than Quake. That game was a blast. Cant play those fast paced shooters anymore though. Serious twitch fest. Socom 1 and 2 had people awake until 2am knowing they had school in the morning. I had to work at 730 and I would be up until 3am back in 2002/2003. Socom was definitely a console seller. Morganfell-You're right up until you mentioned XBL to an extent. When Halo 2 went online, the game started to change because then Rainbow Six and Halo ruled online. BTW, Enowapi was the worst map next to Darkness Falls. Everyone knows Desert Glory was the #1 map. That's why they always included it redone with every Socom.
ha ha ha forza. you are comparing a current gen title to last gen? ha ha ha. don't you peeps get it. socom 2 was more popular than all of live when socom 2 was out an the hot ps2 title. most peeps moved to s3 when it came out. for people that claim to be on the ball there sure are some here slow on the uptake. well forza since you like to cross platforms when comparing numbers, do ya wanna talk cross gen sales? see how that works?
whoops. you been played. http://ps2.ign.com/articles...
I like how you act like Microsoft's little cheerleader in articles that have nothing to do with Microsoft...
Socom on PS2 opened me up to Shooters and Online Gaming in general. To this day I still consider Socom 2+3 two of the best online experiences I've ever had. I still find myself bringing up the old PS2 days, going over a friends house to play for hours and hours on end, just because I had a crappy internet connection.
Socom 1 and 2, along with Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal for me.
Primarily and Xbox gamer here but I did enjoy the shit out of the first two Socom games. The first one that came out was awesome and it was (i think, correct me if i'm wrong) the first PS2 game that came with a head set so you could use voice commands. Sad times.
I <3 Socom. Best Gaming Memories Ever.
Socom 2 is still the most times I played online for me, I never came close when I plat COD. Now days just netflix for me...
hands down one of the best online experience on the ps2 era. SO many hours ive wasted on Socom 2 :(
Never call it wasted when it's time well spent! I don't "waste" time eating fried chicken if i'm enjoying the hell out of it!!
Killzone servers will still be up =)
They already been shut down.
Lol burn!!! :(
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :( cries and buys another 12 pack of samual adams summer lager. DAMMMMMMMMMMMMUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!
Sony clearly loves their customers. Sad, MSFT doesnt.
ofcourse they do, i mean could you imagine having to pay to play online and going without exclusive games? can you imagine not having a bluray playing game machine? can you imagine actually having reliable hardware?
i own both but xbox can play blu ray movie files through usb so why does it matter if it has a blu ray drive? 2nd most exclusives have sucked compared to multi plat, uncharted is over rated with its toy sounding guns...graphics are good but for the story you can just watch indiana jones...gears of war is over rated also lol just look at it. i agree on the pay to play thats why my online games are for ps3.
Not enough to keep their servers open.
so might has well play it has long has i can! are the servers still wiht glitches and hackers?
I have 3 current 360s that are working (for Forza multiple screens)
Ive had two 360s fail. Samsung drive, and RROD.
I own two PS3s, a launch phat and a slim. So Im a gamer, not a fanboy.
Msft has abandoned the core gamer,
Msft doesnt care.
pc has a bunch of games if you don't like consoles.
Well I hope Takedown is good enough to fill it's shoes......
That game is suppose to be a slow paced rainbow six/swat style game. Socom did have a run and gun style to it believe it or not.
damm i almost got fired from my job taking so many days off to play this game. classic is all i can say. i broke at least 12 - 15 sony headsets lolol
Haha I remember going to walmart at like 3 in the morning just to get a new one lol. Damn things were so expensive for such a disposable item!
Finding out your headset broke was one of the worst feelings in the world. "Can you hear me?" ---silence--- "Can anyone hear me?" ---silence--- "God damn it!"
lololololol hell yeah
Time for a SOCOM HD release...
F*** you Zipper... F*** you for thinking SOCOM + Call Of Duty = $$$, and brought us that garbage SOCOM 4
it started with Socom3....
Not really. I mean, yeah, SOCOM 2 is the best in the series, but S3 wasn't THAT bad. At least SOCOM 3 & Combined Assault were still SOCOM games, unlike that CoD-style arcade bullshit SOCOM 4.
CLAPS For sure I hat that they forced us to play what they think we should play instead of what we kept asking for.
This is a sad day. If all thats left in the console shooter market is CoD and BF then I am done. I can't play these new 12v12 respawn deathmatchs because there is little to no strategy. If I want to play a tactical shooter I guess I'll have to do it on a PC.
*cough* Ghost Recon: Future Soldier *cough*
I all most always played in Canada West.A lot of the fun was chatting in the game lobby before playing a match.Some of the great characters I met were Funky,Duffman,Ace,Natural,Fat Bast@rd,Keyser Sosa,Lizardman,Psycho,and so many more.Sitting in a lobby chatting while a couple of clan members fanned out to find a clan challenge.Then heading to the challenge room,talking smack,then playing was a heck of a lot of fun.Very nice gaming memories.
There are many people who still play. FU Sony! ...Unless... they are prepping an HD announcement. hmmm
This is why I am pissed at Sony. Look how they handles Socom this gen. To me Socom is superior to Killzone, Resistance, uncharted. But they treated it like a step-child. This gen was made for Socom. They could have been what COD is now. They dropped the ball. All those studios but yet we haven't had a decent Socom game this gen.
its very sad the the online gaming scene peaked when Socom2 released......10years ago. the fact that no other developer has integrated a lobby system like the Socom Series makes me sick that its all about money for all of these developers and publishers. Video Games are dead.
Man socom had so many great things about it that were not gameplay related. The chat rooms also including a chat box. Open lobbys open customization for the maps and order you want. So many good things and then it was pissed on and left outside for to long and got baked and became S:4
Your last statement has to be the most ignorant comment I have read related to gaming.